Divorce. It’s come up once or twice, or every so often for the past few years, and now it’s a repeated eye sore in your search history. You’re looking for answers to questions you never thought to ask. Yet, here you are.
The process, like it or not, is not easy. Divorce is unplanned, and by definition changes your life and your plans. There is no script for such a drastic change of course. There are so many issues to contend with. Decisions to make. Challenges in every aspect of your life make those decisions difficult. It is a process which can lead to a wide range of outcomes, depending on the help you seek and the decisions you make.
Unfortunately, the legal and financial aspects of divorce overshadow in many ways the personal aspects. And bad decisions on resolving the legal issues inherent in the process can wreak havoc on the lives of the people who matter – you and your family. The laws that govern divorce are complex. There are financial issues, including issues relating to property and maintenance. These can be simple or complex, depending on your financial situation and the good faith of the parties. If there are children, there may be very difficult issues concerning how the family is going to live and function after the divorce- custody issues, access issues, how the children’s financial needs will be met. . . All of these issues are arising at a difficult time when your most important relationship is ending. Professionals loom all too large in the outcome. The wrong professionals can lead you and your family to ruin. You need someone trustworthy to protect your interests, and put your interests first. We have all heard the stories of the family that squandered their net worth fighting over trivial things with an overly aggressive attorney engaging in scorched earth tactics. And we have heard the stories of the poor unfortunate person who got nothing because the attorney was not capable, did not care or was not diligent.
The best way to protect yourself is to choose your professionals carefully. Meet more than one before deciding. Go with your gut. Ask questions. The best attorneys are not necessarily the best attorneys for everyone. Find the one that is right for you.